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Agnes H. Compson May 18, 1927 ~ March 16, 2020


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Melbourne, FL – Agnes H. Compson, 92 of Melbourne, Florida and formerly of Weedsport, NY passed away peacefully on March 16, 2020 at the Memory Care Unit of Brookdale Assisted Living in West Melbourne, FL. Agnes was born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of George and Hilda Hicks. She grew up in Bennington, VT and upon graduation from Bennington High School attended Syracuse University receiving her nursing degree and becoming a registered nurse.
On February 25, 1948 she married Leroy L. Compson from Lyons NY, a WW 2 Army Air Corp veteran and graduate of Morrisville College’s watchmaking program. They were married in Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University.
Agnes and Leroy settled in Weedsport, NY where they owned and operated L. L. Compson Jewelry and Gift store for over 25 years. After closing their store in Weedsport, Agnes worked for Sibleys in Syracuse in charge of the Crystal and Fine China Department until her retirement.
Agnes & Leroy enjoyed many years of traveling with their Airstream trailer and friends in the Wally Byam Airstream Club.
Upon retirement and after being snowbirds for several years they eventually moved to Melbourne, Florida.
Agnes was a 70-year member of the Eastern Stars in Weedsport. She was active in the First Presbyterian Church in Weedsport, Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd in Melbourne, Wally Byam Airstream Club of Central NY, and the Salvation Army of Melbourne. Agnes and Leroy were active in the 449th Bomb Group Association attending their yearly reunions all over the United States.
Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Leroy, of 71 years on January 30, 2020 and her brother Robert Hicks of Lee, MA. Agnes is survived by her son Loren and wife Joyce (Shepherd) of Queensbury, NY; grandchildren, Keith (Rebecca) Compson of Cary, NC, Christopher (Rebecca) Compson of Pittsford, NY and Maria (Brian) Whitney of Glens Falls, NY; six great grandchildren; several nephews; and dear friends Reverend Sandy Hill and her husband Bob of Merritt Island, FL.
Agnes’s family would like to express their gratitude to Vitas Hospice and Brookdale Assisted Living for their compassionate care.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held in the future for both Leroy and Agnes at the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd in Melbourne, FL at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Memorial Garden at the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd.
Memorial donations in Agnes’s memory may be made to Vitas Hospice Care, 4450 W. Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32934 or the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd, Florida Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901.


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Robert Jorolemon

March 26, 2020, 9:13 am

Dear Loren and Joyce, we saw the obituary for your mom in the Citizen. Our deepest sympathy to you and family. Hopefully it’s a comfort to know your parents are now together internally.
Sincerely, Bob & Teresa Jorolemon

Stephanie Cook

March 26, 2020, 5:03 pm

To the entire Compson family,

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family!
The store legacy lives on in our home as we still have jewelry and wall hangings from the store
Sorry for your loss and knowing they are together again must give you peace

Life long residents
Nancy Garrigan Cook and Stephanie Cook

Sandy & Bob Hill

March 27, 2020, 11:30 am

Dearest Loren and Joyce, Bob and I lift our thoughts and prayers to you and your family after Roy and Agnes’ deaths. They made a huge personal difference in our lives, and as they served sacrificially, faithfully, worshipfully, and compassionately our Lord Jesus at the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd. You, too, demonstrated your deep love and affection as you were here for them so well and tenderly in their time of need. What an inspiration and example you all are to us!
God bless you “real good” as you grieve, and yet celebrate their lives and the legacy they have passed down through their awesome family. Love, Sandy & Bob Hill

Diane Witek Case

March 27, 2020, 7:38 pm

Compson family,
Having lived in Weedsport my entire life, I certainly knew who your parents were. As a youngster, I entered the store to buy my mother jewelry for her birthday. Your parents were welcoming to even a young girl, probably no older than 10 or 12 yrs old. I decided on a necklace & earrings set. I thought they were the fanciest & prettiest ever! My mother just loved them & cherished them for years. Wonderful, kind towns people….God bless them both & your family.

Susan Clancy Gent

March 31, 2020, 5:03 pm

Thank you so much for your kind letters that I received today. Your Mom and Dad were such kind and thoughtful people. We visited with them, went out with them, had them in our home and celebrated birthdays and their Tuesday night happy hours with Mom and Dad. (Clancy) Their Tuesday night friendship circle was almost legendary. As important as their friends were, I will always remember Roy’s dedication to his glass window ministry……what a blessing he was to his church family. Agnes, shared her first name with my Mom, and was always a favorite visitor when Mom and Dad were ill. Our prayers for your whole family. This has certainly been a rough couple of months for you all.

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